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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Kennedy’s Timber contracted to salvage rare timber in Cairns

Historic rare timber from the world heritage-listed Wet Tropics of Queensland could find a new home with recycled timber specialists Kennedy’s Timber is removing hundreds of metres of piles as part of the $20 million upgrade of the Cairns wharves 1-6. Source: Timberbiz The Cairns Whar
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Victorian Liberals show support for native timber industry

The forestry industry has congratulated the Victorian Liberal Nationals Opposition for showing its support for the industry in Victoria and trying to ensure it has a future. Source: Timberbiz Earlier this week the member for East Gippsland Melina Bath introduced a motion to State Parl
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OPINION: Peter Rutherford, South East Timber Association – Why lock-up forests to protect from bushfires?

On the ABC 7.30 Report, Tuesday 10 March 2020, Professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University stated: “What the research has shown is that forests are very unlikely to burn for the first seven years, immediately after logging.” Source: Peter Rutherford “But
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Opinion: James Jackson The far-reaching consequences of the new Koala SEPP

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2019 (Koala SEPP) was released late last year, replacing SEPP 44. The operation of the Koala SEPP will place further unreasonable limits on farming practices while delivering limited benefits for koala conservation. So
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Is Victorian Labor turning into an episode of Yes, Minister?

We have all become almost immune to government inertia at nearly every level. But some governments – well, one in particular – seem to have made an art form out of it. If you could call it art. To quote Yes, Minister it’s more the art of jiggery-pokery. Source: Bruce Mitchell The Oppo
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Big River’s big solution to bridge repairs

Homes, buildings and infrastructure in regional areas are beginning to be rebuilt after the damage from bushfires. For many regional towns, bridges are the only ways in or out of their community. When a bridge has been damaged, the impact on the local community can be significant, par
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Morbark introduces two new horizontal grinders

Morbark has released new 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders, both can be equipped with tracks, and the 3000X can be built as a 5th-wheel/dual-axle unit or pintle hitch/tri-axle. Source: Timberbiz The 2400X is ideal for niche markets like municipal solid waste, pallet recycli
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FSC to replace onsite audits with desk audits

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has said that given recent developments around the global outbreak of COVID-19 and increasing travel restrictions, they have updated the derogation that allows certification bodies unable to conduct on-site audits to either postpone the audit or re
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TTF UK launches COVID-19 page for members

The Timber Trade Federation UK (TTF) stepped up its advice regarding business and personal conduct during the COVID-19 outbreak and opened up a new webpage to keep its membership up to date. Source: Timberbiz The TTF said that while businesses have been told that staff should work fro
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